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Sivakasi Style Mutton Varuval | Mutton Fry Dry | Varutha Kari

  The two occasions when I see the husband getting excited are: 1. While watching a LIVE cricket match of India. 2. When I make non-vegetarian his native style non-vegetarian dish. So when I made this Mutton Sukka Varuval on a day when India played a LIVE cricket match, he was double excited! This Mutton Varuttha Kari recipe is from his native place Sivakasi. That means, the dish has a very simple profile like this Simple and Easy Sivakasi Mutton Kulambu (Gravy) recipe which I posted few weeks back.         So why is this Mutton Chukka Kari Varuval very simple to make? It’s because it requires no complicated process to prepare; it’s because it requires no grinding of any masala with mixer grinders; it’s because it requires no queuing of spices on the kitchen table; it’s because it requires no tomatoes or green chilies or coconut. It just… Continue reading »

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Sivakasi Style Mutton Kari Kuzhambu | Tamilnadu Mutton Gravy Recipe

  I have bragged about my Mother’s cooking, maternal Grandmother’s recipes, paternal Grandmother’s recipes, but, never did I mention about my Mother-in-law’s recipes in any post. Did I? This finding was done by the husband. So were the complaints too . In order to react to his complaints , like how people used to have weekly status calls with onsite/offshore team, I had week-end calls scheduled with my offshore team lead (you should understand it’s my mom-in-law, here ). During the calls, I noted down recipes after recipes like: Sivakasi Mutton Kuzhambu, Sivakasi Mutton Varuval, Soose berry, Rava paniyaram, Mundhiri Kotthu, Poori Masala, Maida Maavu Poori, Kotthamalli Chutney, Murukku, Butter Beans Poriyal, Vazhaikai Poriyal, Naattu Kozhi Kuzhambu, Sotru Vattral (Rice Crackers) and what not! My co-sister (who’s from Nagerkoil) helped me with hands-on for few of these recipes. I started to cook food in my mother-in-law’s way . Today, I’ve… Continue reading »

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Green Chicken Gravy | Hara Chicken Masala Recipe | Haree Masala Chicken

  I already feel like a restaurateur! Yes, I do! I made this Green Chicken Curry and it drifted that special aroma which used to linger along my favorite restaurant into my living room! Read on to see how you can make a Restaurant Style Green Chicken Masala.     The easiest way to make the husband pleased is by trying out different varieties of  curries non-vegetarian curries. My followers know that I spoke more about it in the posts Roasted Lemony Chicken Breast and Lemony Mushroom Marinade. This Haree Masala Chicken is a totally different curry than my usual Pepper Chicken Fry or Kozhi Varuval (Masala Chicken Fry). Different because, unlike the other two recipes, the only whole-spice used in this Greeny Chicken Curry is Cloves. Cloves, for this recipe helps in giving a spicy-sweet aroma that can camouflage the raw smell of the meat. When I say, Green… Continue reading »

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Best Chicken Rub Recipe | Lemon Zest Chicken Roast Recipe

  You’re Welcome. Yes, you’re welcome! Because  I know I’m going to get loads of paper garlands from my readers with THANK YOU notes written in it 😉 This Chicken Breast recipe is going to get an overwhelming response like how my Pepper Chicken Fry  recipe did!There used to be days when we used to enjoy Chicken Tandoori for most of the week-end nights. We somehow got bored of it and desperately wanted to have a different recipe to marinade the Chicken. Thus came this Simple, Quick and easy Chicken rub recipe. Preparing this Chicken marinade or the Chicken rub is no big deal. It is a ‘No-Grind’ marinade recipe. All it needs is fresh Lemon or Lime, for the zest and the juice. Yes we’ll be using both the juice and the essential oils from the lemon/lime skin (lemon/lime zest) along with some cracked pepper and finely minced garlic.     You must know… Continue reading »

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Varutha Curry Recipe | Mutton Varuval | Mutton Fry

  He said: ‘MMmmmmmmm…..mmmmm… you nailed it’. The dish was ‘Mutton Varuttha Kari’– a recipe passed on from my paternal grandmother to my mom……   Did I tell you that Sambhar was the first recipe I learnt from my mom? I’m still continuing my culinary education in her University, but now it is distance education (actually should be called ‘a-lonnnnnng-distance-education’). She conducts the theory classes from India over the phone and I dry run the recipe during the hands-on in my very kitchen here in the US. Just listening to the theory I will be able to replicate the DNA ribbon of the original recipe to almost 85% in my first trial. However, there will be at least 15% defect in my RUN1 of the recipes [as assessed by the tester, who is the husband here.] The tester reports: ‘masala formula not correct’ or ‘masala not perfectly cooked’ or ‘something’s… Continue reading »

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Pepper Chicken Fry | Milagu Kozhi Varuval | Chicken Pepper Fry Recipe

South-Indian style Pepper Chicken Fry Recipe | Tamilnadu Milagu Kozhi Varuval You can give some rest to your woolen sweaters this winter for this “hot and spicy pepper chicken curry” will give you all the warmth. The husband totally fell for this delicious chicken curry. I am sure; he fell not just for its color and taste, but for its “Vicks vaporub” action too. Yeah, if the roasted onions and garlic cloves in the dish gives the warm smell, and if the tomatoes and the lime adds a tangy taste, it is the “roasted pepper” that soothes a tough throat suffering from cough and cold. You sure can feel the remedy as when the chicken slides down your throat. The hot pepper curry goes in and your cold comes out (so have a tissue paper ready ). A very very simple “pepper chicken fry recipe” this is. Reason 1: “NO-marination”… Continue reading »